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Expedition 9 images placement on IO

2004-04-14

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JSC2004-E-19694 (14 April 2004) --- Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke (left), NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer and flight engineer; cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka (center), Russia�s Federal Space Agency Expedition 9 mission commander; and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands pose for a photo during a tour of the Soyuz launch pad, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The trio is scheduled to launch on April 19, 2004, to the ISS for arrival on April 21. Padalka and Fincke will spend six months on the ISS, replacing the Expedition 8 crew, which has been aboard the Station since October 20, 2003. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands, who is flying under a commercial contract between ESA and Russia�s Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth with the Expedition 8 crew on April 30, 2004. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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  • Title: Expedition 9 images placement on IO
  • Date Created: 2004-04-14
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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